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Posted: Oct 17, 2012 4:08 PM

Updated: Oct 17, 2012 4:08 PM

HOUSTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court's top justice says people shouldn't think the high court makes decisions in terms of a liberal or conservative agenda. Chief Justice John Roberts told a crowd today at Rice University in Houston that with most of the court's work, "you can't identify a liberal or a conservative view." The 57-year-old Chief Justice didn't discuss some of the court's more recent high-profile cases, including upholding much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

DALLAS (AP) A judge has given a man two consecutive life sentences plus 85 years in prison for killing a security guard at a Dallas ATM machine and committing five armed robberies. Enrique Lopez was sentenced today in Dallas federal court. He pleaded guilty in July.

DALLAS (AP) A second co-conspirator of former Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd has formally pleaded guilty in a drug investigation. Jesse Chavful pleaded guilty today in Dallas federal court to one count of conspiracy to possess five kilograms or more of cocaine with intent to distribute. The 45-year-old Chavful admitted to trying to buy cocaine and marijuana at Hurd's request earlier this year. The two men are cousins.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Police in Stillwater say the death of an Oklahoma State University student on Monday does not appear to be the result of foul play. Captain Randy Dickerson says officers were called by the roommate of 22-year-old David Brumfield of Plano, Texas, who found Brumfield unresponsive in their apartment.

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